The Disneyland Book of Lists offers a new way to explore six decades of Disneyland® history. Hundreds of fascinating lists cover the past and present and feature everything from the park’s famous attractions, shops, restaurants, parades, and live shows to the creative artists, designers, characters, and performers who have made Disneyland® the world’s most beloved theme park.
Inside the pages of this fun- and fact-filled book you will find:
13 of Walt Disney’s Disneyland® Favorites 33 Remaining Signs and Structures from Disneyland®’s Past 13 Heart-Thumping Moments in Disneyland®’s Attractions 46 Disneyland® Parades 18 Secrets in the Haunted Mansion 30 Jokes from the Jungle Cruise 26 Special Events at Disneyland You May Not Have Heard Of 15 Urban Legends 80 Celebrity Visitors Between 1955 and the 1980s 19 Disneyland® Attractions with the Longest Names 11 Movies Based on Disneyland® Attractions A Dozen World Records Set at Disneyland®
In addition to lists created by author Chris Strodder (The Disneyland® Encyclopedia), the book will include lists from celebrities, Disneyland® experts and historians, Disneyland® Imagineers and designers, and other current and former Disneyland® employees.
People have been making lists since Biblical times (think Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, compiled 2,100 years ago), and to this
Chris Strodder is the author of The Disneyland® Encyclopedia, which was named a Best Reference Book” by Library Journal. His other works include the pop culture compendiums The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool and Swingin’ Chicks of the ’60s. Strodder has also written the children’s book A Sky for Henry, the adventure story for young adults Lockerboy, the comic novel The Wish Book, the Stories Light and Dark collection of short fiction, and articles for various periodicals, including Los Angeles and California magazines. Strodder first visited Disneyland® in 1966 and has been collecting Disneyland® souvenirs and ephemera ever since. He lives in the green hills of Mill Valley, California.
Table of Contents
Waltland: The Man and His Park 30 Walt Disney Quotes About Disneyland A Dozen Sites Walt Disney Considered Before Building Disneyland 7 Reasons Why Walt Disney Chose Anaheim as the Site for Disneyland 10 Pieces of Advice Walt Disney Ignored Before Opening Disneyland 10 Other Projects Walt Disney Was Working on While Planning and Building Disneyland 2 Dozen Reminders of Walt Disney in Disneyland Let’s Get Small: 17 Examples of Walt Disney’s Love of Miniatures 13 of Walt Disney’s Disneyland Favorites
History: Here You Leave Today and Enter the World of Yesterday 30 Quotes About Disneyland from Prominent Sources A Dozen Details in Herb Ryman’s Drawing of Disneyland That Didn’t Make It Into the Park A Dozen Dilemmas on Black Sunday” Lonnie Burr’s Opening Day Mousekememories Disneyland’s Opening Day Attractions 111 Disneyland Debuts After Opening Day Attraction Debuts by Month A Dozen Key Years for New Lands and Attractions A Dozen Attractions and Exhibits That Permanently Closed Within 1 Year of Debuting The Dozen Oldest Attractions to Be Retired Gone/Not Gone: A Dozen Locations That Closed Permanently” But Later Returned 13 Never-Built Areas and Attractions 33 Remaining Signs and Structures from Disneyland’s Past The New Tomorrowland of 1967 A Dozen Changes to Make Way for the New Tomorrowland of 1967 The New Tomorrowland of 1998 7 Changes to Make Way for the New Tomorrowland of 1998 The New Fantasyland of 1983 The Disney Decade That Never Arrived 15 Disneyland Percentages 50 Disneyland Acronyms and Initials A Snapshot of Disneyland’s Opening Year (1955) Then and Now at Disneyland Local Population Growth Since Disneyland’s Opening 25 Significant Events That Also Occurred in Disneyland’s Opening Year (1955) 16 60th Anniversaries in the Walt Disney Company 11 Tributes to Disneyland 15 Historic Disneyland Firsts 11 Historic Disneyland Lasts A Dozen World Records Set at Disneyland 10 Other Amusement Park Debuts Bob Gurr’s 10 Most Memorable Events at Disneyland
Geography: Around the Park in 29 Lists Distances from Disneyland to Other Disney Parks Distances from Disneyland to Other Prominent Locations 7 Thoroughfares Around Disneyland 18 Thoroughfares Inside Disneyland 19 Sections of the Old Disneyland Parking Lot Disneyland’s Original 160 Acres in a Dozen Prominent Locations A Dozen Prominent Locations That Would Fit in Disneyland’s Original 160 Acres Disneyland Measured in Football Fields 8 Attractions and Lands Beyond the Berm 8 Ways to Look Outside the Berm from Inside the Park Counting the Steps of 36 Disneyland Stairways The 16 Tallest Structures in Disneyland History Disneyland’s Hills 7 Trains and Their Approximate Track Lengths A Dozen Distinctive Sights from the Disneyland Railroad 9 Relocations Within Disneyland 11 Serene Disneyland Hideaways 2 Dozen Disneyland Locations with Cemeteries, Skulls, and Skeletons A Dozen Dazzling Disneyland Views A Dozen Disneyland Night Sights 17 Facts About Disneyland’s Flowers and Trees The Geography of Disneyland’s Trash Cans 19 Real People Whose Names Were Used for Disneyland Locations 35 Disneyland Locations with Names of Real Places 11 Disneyland Locations Named After Royalty 3 Disneyland Locations Named After Songs A Dozen Disneyland Locations with Magical or Supernatural Names 14 Disneyland Locations and Events Named After Mickey Mouse 15 Disneyland Maps
Attractions: Rides, Glides, Zooms, and Flumes A Dozen Disneyland Attractions Commonly Shortened to One Word 19 Disneyland Attractions with the Longest Names 14 Imports from Walt Disney World 10 Disneyland Attractions Not Found at Walt Disney World 10 Disneyland Attractions Not Based on Films or Books 8 Attractions That Were Dramatically Different in the Planning Stages Approximate Ride Times of Disneyland Attractions A Dozen Disneyland Attractions with Relatively Short Wait-Times You Must Be at Least 40” Tall to Read This List: Height Requirements for 9 Disneyland Attractions Approximate Speeds of 15 Disneyland Attractions Disneyland’s Watercraft The Names of the 8 Canal Boats of the World The Names of the 15 Storybook Land Canal Boats 14 Miniature Scenes Viewed from the Storybook Land Canal Boats The Evolving Names of Disneyland’s 8 Submarines Names of the 14 Jungle Cruise Boats Names of the 12 Astro-Jets Names of the 7 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Trains Names of 11 Birds in the Enchanted Tiki Room A Dozen Dark Ride” Vehicles 15 Unique Horses on the King Arthur Carrousel A Dozen Geographic Locations Represented in It’s a Small World A Dozen Views from the PeopleMover The 4 Theatrical Scenes on the Carousel of Progress 15 Exciting Scenes Inside the Indiana Jones Adventure 8 Opportunities to Shoot Guns at Disneyland 13 Heart-Thumping Moments in Disneyland’s Attractions 10 Factors That Make Tom Sawyer Island So Wonderfully Unique A Half-Dozen Questions About Pirates of the Caribbean A Dozen Awesome Audio-Animatronics Characters A Dozen Great Updates of Already-Existing Attractions 8 Surprising Scenes at Disneyland A Dozen Innovative Disneyland Attractions Ranking Disneyland’s Thrill Rides 10 Disneyland Attractions That We Wish Were Longer 18 Secrets in the Haunted Mansion A Dozen Quotes from the Haunted Mansion A Dozen Quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean 10 Classic Jokes from the Mine Train 30 Classic Jokes from the Jungle Cruise 10 Announcements and Inside Jokes from Star Tours A Dozen Quotes from Other Disneyland Attractions 5 Incongruities on Disneyland’s Attractions 11 Disneyland Attractions with Excellent Endings A Half-Dozen Ways to Experience Disneyland’s Attractions
Disneyland By Design Ray Bradbury’s Summary of Key Disneyland Design Features 7 Double-Sided Structures in Disneyland 14 Hidden Mickeys in Disneyland 15 Cool Queues at Disneyland 23 Castles in Disneyland 21 Businesses in Rainbow Ridge 21 Locations with Authentic Antiques 25 Morbid Gags in the Haunted Mansion’s Outdoor Cemetery 12 Tombstones in the Tom Sawyer Island Cemetery The Evolution of Tom Sawyer Island’s Burning Cabin Burning Down the Mouse: 13 Daily Fires in the Park A Mouse’s Natural Predator: 14 Owls Throughout Disneyland 18 Disneyland Sound Effects Heard in Specific Locations Please Do Touch: 19 Touchable Objects That Generate Unexpected Actions and/or Sound Effects Laying Down the Law: 15 Examples of Police Presence” in Disneyland 22 Books in City Hall’s Bookcase 31 Books on Mr. Toad’s Shelves 11 Books and Magazines in Minnie’s House Minnie’s Shopping List 13 License Plates in Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin 7 Fantasyland Attractions Topped with Charming Spires and Weathervanes 15 Fine Fountains in Disneyland A Dozen Delightful Drinking Fountains in Disneyland 16 Splendid Disneyland Restrooms 4 Wise Disneyland Machines 10 Foreign Languages Used as Design Elements 2 Dozen Outdoor Murals in Disneyland 7 Pirate Murals Inside Pirates of the Caribbean 11 Plaques in Disneyland I’m Late! I’m Late!” 2 Dozen Disneyland Clocks That Tell the Wrong Time 2 Dozen Disneyland Clocks that Tell the Right Time 2 Dozen Displays of Alluring Women in Disneyland Drink Up Me Hearties, Yo Ho: 16 Liquor Sightings in Disneyland Rolly Crump’s 5 Toughest Assignments
Shops and Restaurants: You Can Buy! You Can Buy! You Can Buy! A Dozen Attractions That Lead Guests to a Similarly Themed Store Ooh La La: 14 New Orleans Square Establishments with French Names 15 Unique But Extinct Disneyland Shops A Dozen Shops with Actual Artists at Work 22 Disneyland Shops and Their Most Expensive Items 8 Reasons Why Main Street’s Emporium Is Disneyland’s Best Store A Dozen Stores and Eateries with Puns and Jokes in Their Names Disneyland’s Bars, Inns, Taverns, and Saloons A Dozen Iconic Disneyland Dishes and Sides A Dozen Iconic Disneyland Desserts, Snacks, Candies, and Beverages 11 Mechanical Grinders in Disneyland’s Popcorn Machines
Attendance, Tickets, and Operations: The Business of Fun 20 Disneyland Attendance Milestones Disneyland’s Busiest Weeks of the Year Disneyland’s Least-Crowded Weeks of the Year Ticketed Attractions, 19551982 Adult Admission Prices Since 1982 30 Years of Annual Passports Original Investors in Disneyland, Inc. 22 Sponsors of Multiple Locations Within Disneyland 23 Official Products of Disneyland 25 Marketing Campaigns Jack Lindquist Describes 5 Disneyland Promotions 11 Disneyland Giveaways from the Past Estimated Costs of 40 Disneyland Projects
The Guest List 80 Celebrity Visitors Between 1955 and the 1980s 133 Celebrity Visitors Since January 2011 15 Presidential Politicians Who Visited Disneyland 7 Historic Moments for Disneyland’s Visitors Annie Fox Explains 5 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Good People at Disneyland Adult Action: 8 Ways Disneyland Has Tried to Attract Adults Teen Scene: 10 Ways Disneyland Has Tried to Attract Teenagers 10 Disneyland Extras” Guests Can Request 10 Free Celebratory Buttons Guests Can Get at City Hall 15 Affectionate Quotes About Disneyland’s Guests